A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from August 29, 2012
“Time is never wasted when you’re wasted all the time”

“Time is never wasted when you’re wasted all the time” is a drinking saying that appears in many quotation collections. The saying has been attributed to Catherine Zandonella since at least 1997, but the exact source of the quotation is not known.
 
The website Thinkexist.com identifies Catherine Zandonella as an American journalist who was born on June 6, 1920; in 1996 or 1997, Zandonella would have been age 76 when she supposedly make a suddenly famous quotation about getting wasted.  There is also a Catherine Zardonella who is a science journalist, but it’s unlikely that she made the quotation.
     
 
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From: glen mccready
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Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 17:52:37 -0400
(...)
Time is never wasted when you’re wasted all the time.
—Catherine Zandonella
 
Brews News by Bryan Harrell
Issue #12—February 1998 (part 2)
(...)
Time is never wasted when you’re wasted all the time.—Catherine Zandonella
 
Google Books
Net-Wit.Com:
A Smorgasbord of E-Mail and Internet Wit Blended With Humorous Incidents From the Author’s Wild and Woolly Life

By Marvin Rubinstein
Rockville, MD: Schreiber Publishing
2000
Pg. 49:
Catherine Zandonella: Time is never wasted when you’re wasted all the time.
 
3 December 2001, Indianapolis (IN) Star, “Routine stop nets 1st IPD meth lab bust” by Howard Smulevitz, pg. A1:
A sticker on a side window of the Lincoln said: “Time is never wasted when you’re wasted all the time.”
 
Google Books
The Man Show on Tap:
A Guide to All Things Beer

By Ray James
New York, NY: SImon Spotlight Entertainment
2004
Pg. 39:
“Time is never wasted when you’re wasted all the time.”
—CATHERINE ZANDONELLA
   
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I Love College Lyrics (2009—ed.)
Asher Roth
(...)
Time isn’t wasted when you’re getting wasted
 
Google Books
The Quotable Drunkard:
Words of Wit, Wisdom, and Philosophy From the Bottom of the Glass

By Steven Kates
Avon, MA: AdamsMedia
2011
Pg. 96:
“Time is never wasted when you’re wasted all the time.” —Catherine Zandonella

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, August 29, 2012 • Permalink


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